'F' is for Free & Frugal Family Fun: Week of April 23

Megan Cassidy rounds up low and no cost family fun in and around Richfield.

Vietnamese Storytime: Augsburg Park, Saturday, April 21 & 28, 11 AM.
Used Book Sale: Edina Library, Saturday, April 28, 10 AM - 5 PM.
LEGO® Mania!: Linden Hills Library, Saturday, April 28, 1-3 PM, Preshool-grade 5.
Teen Anime Club: Penn Lake Library, Wednesday, April 25, 3:30–5 PM.
Celebración del Día de los niños/Día de los libros: Oxboro Library, Saturday, April 28, 2 PM.

Home Along Safety Class, Richfield Recreation, registration deadline April 30, $16, ages 9-12

Toddler Tuesdays: Giggle, Giggle, Quack presented by Stages Theatre Company: Tuesday, April 24, 10 AM - Noon, The Patio, FREE!

Rango: Saturday, April 28, 10 AM, Free Family Flicks at the Mall of America, first-come, first-served, as seating is limited to the theater capacity. FREE! Click here for future showings

Marbles: The Brain Store's 4th Annual Crossword Tournament: Saturday, April 28, 1 - 4 PM, Sears Court, The 1st place winner will receive a $50 Marbles gift card. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive $25 Marbles gift cards.

Demand the Change for Children Celebration: Saturday, April 28, 10 AM - 5 PM, Rotunda.

Magic the Gathering: Avacyn Restored Prerelease: Sunday, April 29, 11 AM - 8 PM, Rotunda.

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL STORE EVENTS - all events FREE and open to the public!
McKenna "Take the Challenge" Scavenger Hunt: Wednesday, April 25, 4 - 8 PM FREE!
McKenna Bracelet Craft: Wednesday, April 25, 4-6 PM.
American Girl Historical Character Scavenger Hunt: Friday, April 27, 3-7 PM.
American Girl Historical Character Scavenger Hunt: Friday, April 27, 3-7 PM.
Julie's Bracelet Craft: Friday, April 27, 3-5 PM, July 26, 2-4 PM.
Julie's Disco Dance Steps Demo: Friday, April 27, 4-6 PM.
Julie's Embroidered Card Craft: Friday, April 27, 5-7 PM, August 31, 3-5 PM.

Click here for upcoming American Girl Doll Store Events

Target Free Family Concerts at Orchestra Hall: Peter and the Wolf, June 3, Registration deadline April 27.

Peter Pan: Friday Night Family Movies, April 27, 6 PM, West Side Perk, FREE!
Click here for upcoming movie events.

Real Pirates Exhibition: Science Museum of Minnesota, now through Sept. 3. Don your pirate hat and climb aboard a recreation of a pirate ship. Learn to tie knots, hoist a pirate flag and explore what life was like on a real pirate ship. See more than 200 artifacts from North America’s only authenticated pirate shipwreck.

Wood Lake Nature Center
, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation and Three Rivers Park District offer a wide variety of fun activities and events for all ages including preschoolers. Three Rivers also has Free Family Fun Days.

$3 Tour Days, The Landing: Suns, Apr 29, 12 noon - 5 PM  and Saturday, April 28, 10 AM - 5 PM. 

Wild Edible Buffet: , Sunday, April 29, 1 - 2:30 PM

Plants and Flowers: Preschool Drop-Off, Tues, Apr 24, 1-3 PM, $10
Richardson's Grand Green Opening: Saturday, April 28, 9 AM - noon, FREE!
Women's Spring Walk: Saturday, April 28, 10 - 11:30 AM, FREE!
Snakes Alive!: Sunday, April 29, 3-4 PM, FREE!
Click here for upcoming Richardson Nature Center events

Farm Babies at the Minnesota Zoo, through April 30. Cost of regular zoo admission.

Cluck with the Chickens at the Farm: Friday, April 27 Preschool Classes (3 1/2 years - Kindgergarten), 9:30-11:30 AM or 1:00-3:00 PM, Members: $23 per class, Non-members: $28 per class.

Bear Encounters: April 29,  $125
If the date you want is full, there is a waiting list option available during registration. Call 952.431.9320 for more information. Click here for upcoming Minnesota Zoo events

Creative Kidstuff Toddler Play Time
, West End St. Louis Park and Wayzata stores, Weds at 10 AM, FREE!

Pump It Up Pop-In Playtime: Schedule is subject to change on school out days. No registration required.

Eden Pairie - Pop-In Playtime - Mondays: 1:30-3 PM; Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays: 10-11:30 AM and 1-3:30 PM; Family Jump Time: 6:30-8 PM
Parents Night Out, 2nd Friday of the month, $25, Call for reservations, spots fill quickly
Burnsville - Tuesdays, Pop-In Playtime: 10 AM - 11:30 AM , Family Jump Time: 6:30-8pm, Wednesdays, Pop-In Playtime: 1:30 - 3 PM, $6 per person1:30PM - 3:00PM Pop In Playtime 6:30PM - 8:00PM Family Jump Time
Parents Night Out, 5:30-8:30, 2nd Friday of the month, $25, Call for reservations, spots fill quickly

Fairy Tree House, Heartfelt, (Ages 8 to adult; Ages 6 & 7 with a grown up helper), April 28,10:30 am - 12:30 pm. $44.

Bobby Flay's Throwdown: Williams-Sonoma, Wednesday, April 25.
Living Outdoors Event, Crate & Barrel: Wednesday, April 25.
Juicing Technique Class, Williams-Sonoma: Sunday, April 29.
The Art of Botanical Arranging, Pottery Barn: Sunday, April 29.

Click here for BIRTHDAY PARTIES A to Z
Click here for STORYTIME around town
Click here for SUMMER CAMPS A to Z information

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